Padre Pio pilgrimage

pilgrimage at dawn

August 10th was the 100th anniversary of Padre Pio’s ordination in the Cathedral of Benevento, Italy, and Michael was conducting research in Pietrelcina, St. Pio’s hometown, where they celebrated the event by walking 12 km from Pietrelcina to Benevento. The pilgrimage began at 4 am (so Michael woke up at 3 am!), crossed through the countryside and lasted 5 hours. It was attended by 150 people, including several local news organizations. Michael was interviewed by one–click the following link to listen:

arriving in Benevento for Mass with the Archbishop

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